ISLAMABAD: Days after Turkey cancelled Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s go to to the nation, Islamabad confronted one more embarrassment after it emerged that it has despatched the identical flood aid help obtained from Ankara again to assist the earthquake-ravaged nation. Turkey, as a goodwill gesture, had supplied help to Pakistan following the devastating floods in 2022. Nonetheless, it emerged that Pakistan repackaged these provides and returned them again to the earthquake-struck nation.
A Pakistani journalist made the sensational declare that the aid items Pakistan despatched to Turkey had been in reality the identical that it had obtained from Ankara within the aftermath of the devastating floods final 12 months. In a bid to assist Turkey, the federal government of Pakistan just lately despatched its C-130 planes carrying aid provides and search and rescue personnel to quake-hit areas of Turkey.
Pakistani journalist Shahid Masood, who appeared on the GNN information channel, claimed that the authorities in reality re-packaged and ship the outdated aid help again to Turkey days after receiving them from Ankara, within the title of earthquake help.
Masood additionally claimed that the Pakistani officers had modified the field exterior however forgot to vary the bins inside, leading to a mix-up. The sensational declare made by Masood quickly turned viral and triggered a meme fest on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, with customers mocking the transfer as ‘Son Papadi Second’ and ‘Return Present from Pakistan’.
It additionally emerged that the Consulate Basic raised the matter earlier than the Pakistan Exterior Affairs Ministry and native information media shops expressed disappointment with the federal government over the incident. The Turkish authorities admitted that the aid provides Turkey obtained had been the identical ones that it had equipped to the province of Sindh through the flooding there.
Turkey had earlier turned down the proposal by Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif together with International Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who wished to journey to the calamity-hit nation. Turkey mentioned that in this tragic interval, they had been solely taking aid help from different nations.
Greater than 40,000 folks have been killed within the huge earthquake quake that hit Turkey and Syria practically two weeks again. However the toll is anticipated to shoot up given some 2,64,000 residences had been misplaced within the quake and many individuals are nonetheless unaccounted for.
Listed here are a few of these humorous Twitter reactions:
Pakistan despatched Support packets to Turkey for Earthquake aid, however the packets had been the identical ones which Turkey gave them for Flood aid.
— Gabbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 18, 2023
Pakistan NEVER did not entertain us !
Pakistan’s catastrophe aid staff carried the SAME help materials to Turkey which they acquired from Turkey throughout floods aid this 12 months@CMShehbaz जनाब,कश्मीर का क्या करोगे ? pic.twitter.com/srm68zYAym
— Main Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) February 17, 2023
Does Pakistan economic system permit them to purchase such big chilly storage the place they will retailer meals for thus lengthy
— ً (@SarcasticCowboy) February 18, 2023
Similar vitality pic.twitter.com/PnrtGsZS7y
— Damon (@damonbeingdamon) February 18, 2023
Diwali ka Son-papdi bangya toh….
— Aman Kumar Singh (@amanvassingh) February 18, 2023
Khud Jalil hote hai
— ರಾಮ್ ಭಾರದ್ವಾಜ್ (@Raamchanddrarao) February 17, 2023
Maybe they didn’t have funds to vary the packing & additionally had been working out of time to indicate their solidarity with the massive bro Turkey.
— Rajnish Jain (@jainrk59) February 18, 2023
— Sanjay Verma (@SanjayV04775171) February 17, 2023